For luxurious eating in an unbelievable location, sit down at Miami’s The Deck at Island Gardens. This stylish vacation spot restaurant is situated inside one of many metropolis’s high mega-yacht marinas, with beautiful views of the skyline, Biscayne Bay and extra. It’s a locale in which you’ll be able to arrive by land or by sea, providing visitors a ritzy, festive environment to wine and dine within the Miami highlight.
On the menu are widespread gadgets just like the traditional Seafood Tower with Gulf Shrimp and Passmore Caviar together with Alaskan King Crab, Chilled Mussels, Clams, Maine Lobster, Tuna Tartare, Ceviche of the Day, Giant Stone Crab, and East & West Oysters. There are additionally spectacular bigger entrees that function a Tossed Arugula and Endive Salad in Cheese Wheel, Oven Baked Salt Crusted Florida Snapper and 32oz Prime Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye.
Brunch (and brunch events!) have additionally change into occasions to see and be seen at and embody morning favorites just like the French Scrambled Eggs & Caviar with crème fraîche, chives, wooden roasted heirloom tomatoes, heat Sicilian brioche bread and the Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast with marinated cucumber, sesame sourdough, whipped feta cheese, pickled onions.
We chatted with Bahar Bayraktar, Proprietor, The Deck at Island Gardens on the restaurant’s inspiration, menu gadgets and what’s to return throughout Artwork Basel. Right here’s what she needed to say.
For those who do not know Miami or it is scene very a lot, are you able to describe what it’s like? What can visitors anticipate once they arrive?
We’re a vacation spot eating restaurant. We’re half restaurant, half lounge; generally we’re extra eating targeted, different occasions we’re extra get together targeted. Our location is the one one like this in Miami. We’re an island location, going through the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. We have now the mega yacht marina proper in entrance of us. It’s very built-in and proper on the water. We have been initially impressed by the yachting locations all over the world, notably the European yachting locations. The entire concept was to convey this vibe to the marina right here in Miami.
What is the inspiration to your menu? What are the most well-liked dishes?
Numerous what we serve is Mediterranean impressed and really seafood-centric. The Branzino is widespread, in addition to the dover sole. We have now numerous chilled seafood and platters. The tuna tartare can also be certainly one of our greatest sellers. We’re tied to the ocean and yachting so seafood is without doubt one of the principal issues we do. We additionally do numerous table-side, Instagrammable gadgets too.
What’s the weekend brunch expertise like?
Earlier than Covid we had an incredible brunch buffet. However since that’s on maintain, we’re serving from our a la cart menu. We have now every little thing from chilled sea meals together with Alaskan King Crab and Chilled Maine Lobster to conventional brunch gadgets just like the Deck Benedict wit Maine Lobster, Béarnaise sauce, poached eggs, toasted English muffin, dressed arugula salad; the Sunday Steak and Eggs with a six ounce filet mignon; and candy gadgets just like the Sicilian Brioche French Toast.
For brunch we at all times have a DJ — it’s an expertise. We additionally embody drum parts, saxophones, and reside music nearly each night time. It’s a enjoyable, energetic eating expertise.
With Artwork Basel arising, do you will have something notably thrilling within the works? Eating-wise and event-wise?
We’re anticipating this Artwork Basel to be the most effective but. We have now numerous particular surprises arising, together with an public sale, reside music, artwork installations and festive occasions tied to vogue homes and extra.